Zeon Chemicals to Expand HNBR Facility
Continued strong demand for Zetpol HNBR elastomers has led to the need for another expansion of the manufacturing facility that produces the high performance polymer. Zeon Chemicals L.P., Louisville, KY, USA, has begun work on increasing production capacity at the Houston, Texas facility; completion is expected by the first quarter of 2012.
The expansion will increase the plant’s Zetpol production capacity by 25%. A previous expansion of the facility that increased production by 10% was completed in 2010, but more is needed as the Zetpol business continues its global growth to include applications in the transportation, oilfield exploration and production, and roller market segments.
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